Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Menopause and Mat

Johnson’s Mill, NB

What does one do when the full moon and menopause low collide? One hies her to a secluded cottage for four days with the only suitable company she has… herself.

And the swift tides of Fundy bay and the woods and fossil rocks keep one company:  no judgement, only a steady reminder to Be. Kind God knows my needs. 

So I “was”. Slept well, ate well, read, wrote, hooked, climbed boulders, hiked, gazed at unique cemetery stones. My sister asked if I was afraid alone. With those hormones flaring, I was afraid for anyone who would want to bother me. 

I’m calm for now. 

Here is how my “Holloween” rug is progressing. I designed it, inspired by a silhouette I saw.
It will have more edge hooked, more orange added and will be pressed well.

Here is the lovely desk I got at auction.
Very me.
And here is a stitched piece I bought in my hometown of Strasburg, Va. it was completed in 1937. I purchased it one year ago for twenty dollar bill. The reason I’m posting it now is that I saw a similar one today on Etsy for $503. 
Someone’s overcharging or I made a good investment.
I assume the design chart for the piece was sold to honour the 200th anniversary of Washington’s birth, back in 1932. 

Aside from midlife strife, I’ve got cold symptoms that mimic covid but I’m testing negative. I’m going to sit tight at home. 
Daughter and boyfriend decided to fly to Cuba a day before a hurricane was to hit. I’m waiting to hear from her. Her last update was that she and boyfriend went to get bottled water but the shelves were bare, so they cleverly bought bottled rum at the same cost as water would have been. Well I hope they enjoy brushing their teeth with that.

And hello Autumn, I’m so glad you’re here!
🍁  🎃 


Saundra said...

Wow, menopause sure did affect you way more than me. Did you design that Halloween pattern? It is really looking fantastic.

Julia said...

My only menopause symptoms were terrible hot flashes. I had anxieties before I would venture on the road and felt like I would get into an accident. I also felt like everyone was against me by the way they were behaving, lol. Thank goodness all those awful symptoms went away.

Sweet little cottage by the water. Four days of solitude sounds heavenly to me even though I have no symptoms. I love my solitude.

What a good buy on that cross stitch. It makes you cherish it more now... The desk is lovely too.


TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh....menopause does that??? I thought that it was just me... Wait, it can't be menopause as I have been that way for as long as I remember. Your "Holloween" mat just keeps getting better and better. You should consider selling the pattern. That desk is beautiful..yes, lucky you! I'm a bit confused about the sampler? There is more than one?? Or did you part with yours and it is now up for sale?? Prayers that your daughter is safe..and you hear from her soon. ~Robin~ (PS...I thought I was the only one who used the verb "hie" LOL)

Prims By The Water said...

You made a good investment. All old rugs and stitcheries are quite expensive now. Love your Halloween rug!!! A great desk too. Janice

Julia said...

We missed you this evening at Evening Matters.

I love that Halloween rug. It's the nicest one I seen so far.
Hope you feel better soon.

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Yes I designed it. Sorry I’ll go back and mention it. Considering hormones. It’s been a b%&”#

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

You were moody too eh? I’m queen of moody these days. Funny how we love our solitude but my hubby loves to be around me all the time. We’ve learned and are still learning to balance this

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Ha! Lower estrogen is affecting me now. Before it was pms, but perhaps it was the real me all along too. I used to sell patterns on eBay. Been a while. I tweaked my wording above. But I was not selling my sampler, I had seen another one for sale. Still no word from Kate but power is reportedly out. Hie is a superb word. Love it!

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Awww thanks Julia. Nasty cold. I keep testing negative.

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Yes old textiles are over the moon. Thanks for rug comment. It’s fun

WoolenSails said...

That sounds like a dream to me, I could use a week by myself. Prices here for beach. homes are too high, even off season.
Love your rug and the piece you bought.


kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Thanks for the comments Debbie! I just love myself time . The whole home was $115 a night! By the way we’ve gotten too little rv‘ing in this summer. A bummer